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Patriot Club Honors Endowed Scholarship Donors and Student-Athlete Recipients
Courtesy: George Mason Athletics
Release: 12/06/2012

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The Patriot Club honored its endowed scholarship donors and student-athlete recipients at a reception at Mason Hall then at half court of the men's basketball game against UMBC.

The Patriot Club Endowment Donors represent a broad cross-section of our community. George Mason has endowments established by individuals, members of the George Mason community and organizations in the Northern Virginia area. To name an endowment requires a gift of $25,000. Support from this diverse group of donors anchors a long-term commitment to Mason's athletic programs. There are 37 athletic endowments.

"Mason Athletics is very grateful for the support of our endowed athletic sponsorship donors," said Athletic Director Tom O'Connor. "The event was a terrific way to introduce the donors to  those student-athletes who are fortunate to benefit from their generosity."

Each of the student-athlete endowed scholarship recipients were carefully selected to fulfill the criteria specific to each endowment, as defined by the endowment donors. Academic year and standing, athletic merits, declared major course of study and residency are examples of the criteria that were considered by the selection committee.

The following list represents the recipient of each scholarship:

Brooke Blankenship, Softball

Michael Beck Family Scholarship Endowment

Jordan Dyke, Men's Tennis

George E. Bitner Memorial Endowment


Chase Miller, Men's Soccer

Gordon Bradley Memorial Soccer Endowment


Tori Price, Women's Volleyball

Britt-Swart Scholarship Endowment


David Kiss, Men's Swimming

Broderick Family Swimming Endowment


Joseph Kelly, Men's Swimming

Clifton Gentleman's Club Endowment


Nicole Clark, Women's Soccer

Deborah Beck Corbatto Family Endowed Scholarship


Taylor Sargent, Men's Tennis

Educational Support Services Scholarship Endowment


Casey Thompson, Golf

Gray-Lafferty Scholarship


Ashley Danner, Women's Swimming

Honorary Registrars Office Endowed Scholarship


Wesley Sun, Men's Track and Field

Horn Family Scholarship for Track and Field


Namatirai Mavugara, Women's Track and Field

Huston Jones Endowed Scholarship


Meredith Bennett, Rowing

Paul and Connie Kyle Scholarship


Joyous Tharrington, Women's Basketball

Mr. & Mrs. John D. Larranaga Memorial Scholarship


Dominique Graham, Women's Track and Field

Lee Memorial Scholarship


Lyndse Hokanson, Women's Soccer

McKay Family Scholarship


Lauren Goodell, Women's Volleyball

Muha Family Scholarship


Rauchann Ruffin, Men's Track and Field

Tom and Evelyn Kiley Scholarship


Chris Cook, Baseball

Plfuger Family Endowment


Elizabeth Agiato, Women's Soccer

Roe Soccer Scholarship


Patrick Maloney, Men's Volleyball

Jeffrey & Debora Smith Scholarship Endowment


Ty Knepp, Wrestling

Raymond "Hap" & Marjorie Spuhler Scholarship


Kiersten Pappas, Women's Tennis

Charlie and Mary Clarke Tompkey Scholarship Endowment


Shaun Sibley, Men's Volleyball

Vienna Rotary George E. Bitner Memorial Scholarship


Hunter Stevens, Men's Volleyball

Uvaldo Acosta Memorial Scholarship


Rahneeka Saunders, Women's Basketball

Aimee Willard Memorial Scholarship


Zach Isenhour, Wrestling

Daniel R. and Margaret P. Wotring Wrestling Endowment